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Visa wants to track smartphones to combat credit card fraud

...allow its cardholders to inform their banks where they are automatically, using the location function found in nearly every smartphones.Having your bank and Visa know where you are at all times might sound like "Big Brother." But privacy experts are applauding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/visa-wants-track-smartphon
Electronics change atmosphere in baseball clubhouses

...those ubiquitous hand-held electronic devices.Baseball is an atypical workplace but just as prone to the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers as any social or professional setting. With vast information instantly accessible via a simple tap...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-05/electronics-change-atmos
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...This could be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras...Francisco.If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

...salons do blowouts for $35. "It's an extension of me."Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Apps...touch with employees from anywhere. Some owners say their smartphones make it easier for them to build a side business while keeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/small-business-go-smartpho
New BlackBerry smartphones to hit UK, Canada before March arrival in US

...generation of more versatile BlackBerry smartphones is finally about to hit the market after...long-awaited line-up of revamped smartphones and software Wednesday at simultaneous...out a new Windows operating system for smartphones, confronting RIM with another technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-30/new-blackberry-smartphones
Smartphones complicate tracking, paying overtime

ATLANTA - Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly...be working ? because they can, thanks to the growing use of smartphones. That's allowing work to bleed into evenings, weekends and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-06/smartphones-complicate-tra
Android operating system on 75 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter

NEW YORK - Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.Apple's iOS system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-03/android-operating-system-7
BlackBerry offers new phones but turns focus to software

...BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling...since sales failed to keep up with other smartphones in recent years.Though it presented...billing and communications on employees' smartphones used for both private and business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-03/blackberry-offers-new-phon
Photo quality of smartphones makes separate camera unnecessary

...SLR-type lens into the small body of a phone. But many smartphones now match and even outperform point-and-shoot cameras...The Note camera's 16 megapixels is among the highest in smartphones. Although having more megapixels doesn't necessarily mean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-12-31/photo-qualit
Boxing pay-per-view glitches leave fans fighting mad

...live video-streaming apps such as Meerkat and Twitter's Periscope, which let users broadcast video directly from their smartphones.Some who used this workaround had tried to buy the fight and failed. Others just didn't want to pay to watch, bragging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-03/boxing-pay-view-glitches-l